Child domain controller installation over WAN(site to site)

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Can i install Child domain controller from branch office as my site to site VPN tunnel is up and running or do i need to bring first Child domain controller at head office and then taking back it to branch office and setting up AD site and Services

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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications Specialist

You can install it over WAN or install it from media.

What happens when you need to deploy a new Domain Controller in a different country, but your NTDS.DIT file is over 180 Gigabytes, and your WAN is as slow as your grandmother?  Well I don’t know what you call it, but I call it a perfect storm of failure.  This is the exact situation one of my customers was facing.  Waiting for 180 gigs of data to replicate around a SLOOOW WAN isn’t my idea of a fun time!  Instead we deployed the additional Domain Controller using the install from media (IFM) method.

Use IFM method. As installing child DC using WAN may cause data corruption some times due to network snags.



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